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Cranford Hollow — It’s a boot stomp on a dusty bar floor. It’s the clang of a whiskey bottle at last call. It’s grit. It’s the sounds of the South. It’s Cranford Hollow — a blended mix of Southern rock, Appalachian fiddle music and American rock ‘n’ roll. The quintet from Hilton Head Island, S.C. returns to Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville for a show on Saturday, blending elements of blues, old-time country and psychedelic rock, and a sprinkle of Sea Island hoodoo. cranfordhollowmusic.com. $7.

Today (8/3) Randall Shreve — Dickson Street Pub, Fayetteville. Josh Abbott Band — JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing, Fayetteville. Russ Hutchison — JJ’s Grill, Bella Vista. Jon Dooly — JJ’s Grill, Dickson Street. Will Gunselman — JJ’s Grill, Fayetteville. Jabe Burgess — JJ’s Grill, Fort Smith. Lazy Daisy — JJ’s Grill, Rogers. Will Brand —…

‘A Very Rich Experience’

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Lisa (Emily Riggs of Fayetteville), from left, stage manager Celeste Richard of Fayetteville, director Morgan Hicks of Bentonville and Ruth (Lauren Halyard of Rogers) rehearse for the ArkansasStaged reading of “Collected Stories” at 21C Museum Hotel in Bentonville.

Words are enough for ‘Collected Stories’ LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com University of Arkansas assistant professor Morgan Hicks knows her way around large-cast theater productions. This spring, she directed “Lysistrata” for the UA and “The Ding-Dong” for TheatreSquared. She also spent the summer coordinating the large-scale Arkansas New Play Festival, the Summer Academy for Young Adults…

Switching It Up

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Sara Segerlin of Crystal Bridges Museum and Paula Henry of Crepes Paulette collaborated on a film illustrating the dance of crepes for this year’s “Sensory Iconoclasts” project.

Artists, chefs trade roles in ‘Sensory Iconoclasts’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette This year marks the fifth “Sensory Iconoclasts” project at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, and “Case and I wanted to ‘switch’ up roles this year,” says Eve Smith, ACO director of visual arts and founder of the event with chef Case Dighero. The…

Still Amazing

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Two years in, allure of Amazeum continues LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com When Bentonville’s Scott Family Amazeum opened in July of 2015, leaders of the project predicted that around 180,000 guests would visit the children’s museum in its first year of operation, says Shannon Dixon, the Amazeum’s director of development and communications. Those predictions turned out…

Heart Of The Community

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Photographs taken at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market by Joshua Duke will be on show in the Bank of Fayetteville lobby tonight during a book signing by Tony Wappel and J.B. Hogan, authors of “The Square Book: An Illustrated History of the Fayetteville Square, 1828-2016.”

Bank of Fayetteville hosts art show, book signing BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Like his ancestors before him, John Lewis wanted the building on the northwest corner of the Fayetteville square to be part of the community. “He had a deal worked out with the [University of Arkansas] Press to bring authors in and have book signings,”…

‘A Sense Of History And Identity’

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“Aunt Kate,” a three-color screenprint by Bobby C. Martin, is among works based on family photographs that show his Creek heritage. Martin will be among artists honored at an opening reception tonight at the Fayetteville Underground for the August exhibit, “Contemporary Art in Native America: Deep Roots.”

Artist brings Creek heritage to Underground BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Artist Bobby C. Martin’s maternal grandmother was full-blooded Creek and spoke her native language fluently and English only brokenly. But even growing up in Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation, Martin was not really invested in Native ways. “My experience was like a lot…

The Sky’s The Limit

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This weekend’s GlitchCon, like last year’s, will be populated by fans of anime, tabletop gaming, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, steampunk and the latest pop culture craze, Wastelanders.

GlitchCon brings fandom worlds together BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com The theme this year is “Across the Stars,” but that doesn’t mean only Wookiees and Starfleet officers are welcome at this weekend’s GlitchCon in Springdale. Terra Massey, one of the event organizers, promises the convention will also be populated by anime, tabletop gaming and Dr. Who fans,…

Artistic Growth — Peacemaker Music Festival

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The Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival returns to Riverfront Park in Fort Smith this weekend.

Peacemaker expands in third year   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Board members for the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival in Fort Smith have been trying to get acclaimed American rock/jam band Gov’t Mule to Riverfront Park since the festival’s inception. For the event’s third year, they did. “People in that area are music fans, you know?”…

Do It Yourself — Fayetteville launches ‘tactical urbanism’ program

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Michael EWard of Fayetteville works Sunday July 23, 2017 at painting new crosswalk and curb extensions at the Church Ave. intersection with Center St. Fayetteville has officially launched its Tactical Urbanism program where residents can put together a plan to build a crosswalk or bike lane or decorative plants or nonpermanent road barrier of some kind and submit it to the city.

STACY RYBURN sryburn@nwadg.com NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Michael EWard of Fayetteville works Sunday July 23, 2017 at painting new crosswalk and curb extensions at the Church Ave. intersection with Center St. Fayetteville has officially launched its Tactical Urbanism program where residents can put together a plan to build a crosswalk or bike lane or decorative plants…